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WHAT IS
OTAKU

In Japan, “otaku” means someone who is obsessed about their hobby to the point that they do not leave their room or home. The Japanese form of “otaku” does not strictly define or limit the scope anime – it can refer to any obsessive behavior involving a hobby such as video games, sports, or even shopping.

At Otaku, we cater to the obsessions of every generation by offering the best product selections in pop culture serving all otaku, weeb & weeaboos in the Northwest Chicagoland area and beyond! We offer the best licensed merchandise from product lines including Banpresto, Bandai & Funko, as well as hundreds of unique items you've never seen before including Asian imported food & beverage items!

What makes us different than local competitors is the level of attention put behind product selection. Because we are a small business, we take customer feedback to heart and we act on it. We offer new Funko products as well as preorders, and for our Funko otakus we also buy in collections to also offer rare, discontinued, and vaulted Pops in the same place! Same goes with casual and otaku collectors of Banpresto, Squishmallow and more!

From Baby products to Gundam sets, Studio Ghibli DVDs to Ecchi merchandise, we carry something for everyoneStop by Otaku and see what treasures we have in store for you!